Exar adds 15-Mbit/s, 1.62V octal UART line - Embedded.com

Exar adds 15-Mbit/s, 1.62V octal UART line

Fremont, Calif.—Exar Corp. has released two highly integrated, low voltage/power eight-channel UARTs—the XR16M598 (16-Byte FIFO) and XR16M698 (32-Byte FIFO).

The XR16M598/M698 series, integrated with an array of advanced features, is suitable for a wide variety of products such as next generation portable consumer devices, Point-of-Sale (POS), servers, industrial automation, ticketing machines, and public parking systems.

This high performance (15-Mbit/s), low voltage (1.62V) octal UART series has a wide variety of features, including a patented global interrupt status register, fractional baud rate generator, and automatic hardware or software flow control. According to Exar, its features, which also include programmable TX/RX trigger levels, automatic RS-485 half-duplex direction control, and Infrared mode (IrDA 1.0), enable system architects to optimize their designs and accelerate their time to market.

In addition, there is an easy migration path as the series is software and pin compatible with the 3.3V XR16V598/V698/V798 and 5V XR16L788. Both devices are in a 100-pin QFP package and operate over the industrial temperature range.

Pricing: Mid-$13 range.
Availability: Sampling now.
Datasheets: XR16M598 and XR16M698.

Exar, www.exar.com

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